Winners of Sadri Alışık Theater Awards announced at ceremony
The young talent award was presented to actress Deniz Gökçe Kayhan for her role in ‘Dolores Claiborne.’The fourth Sadri Alışık Theater Awards, given to commemorate late Turkish actor Sadri Alışık, were presented at a ceremony held at the Nazım Hikmet Cultural Center on Jan. 27.
This year’s honorary award went to Eskişehir Mayor Yılmaz Büyükerşen, who has made great contributions to theater stages in the Central Anatolian city. “Theater is the mirror of a person living in a city. It is at the same time the mirror of politicians. They criticize us, and we try to do the right things,” said Büyükerşen while receiving his award.
The young talent award was presented to actress Deniz Gökçe Kayhan for her role in the play “Dolores Claiborne.” The special jury prize was received by the Ankara Sanat Theater, which has opened the curtain for half a century despite difficult conditions.
Among the other award winner was Işıl Kasapoğlu, who received the best production award for the play “Cyrano De Bergerac.”
In the drama category, İpek Çeken won the best actress award while Selim Bayraktar won the best actor award. Serap Sağlar was presented the best supporting actress award; Mert Kırlak picked up the corresponding male award.